That Seal Was Real

December 12, 2011 5:12 pm
"The TLC reality show All-American Muslim, which follows five families in Dearborn, Michigan, has a lot of points to make about the lives of average Muslim citizens in America, among them the lingering discrimination they face after 9/11… Last week, hardware big-box store Lowe’s pulled its advertising from All-American Muslim under pressure–and thereby proved the show’s point. Lowe’s pulled its ads following a protest campaign from the Florida Family Association, which objects to the show, in essence, because it portrays Muslims too positively. That is, it argues the show is “propaganda” because it portrays peaceful, ordinary Muslims without mentioning horrible things that other Muslims have done."

All-American Muslim Meets an Un-American Advertising Pullout | Entertainment | TIME.com

The Florida Family Association criticizes the show because it “hides the Islamic agenda’s clear and present danger to American liberties and traditional values.” The organization’s mission statement is to “Educate people on what they can do to defend, protect and promote traditional, biblical values.” This is an organization that is clearly promoting hate and persecution of another group because of their religious affiliation. It is appalling that so many companies—not just Lowe—have pulled out their support for the show.

You can find a full list of companies who pulled their ads from All-American Muslim here. Appalling.

(via robot-heart-politics)

This whole debacle is just so disgusting. It’s not just that it’s all incredibly Islamaphobic, it’s that when someone tries to do something to fight Islamaphobia, the Islamaphobes have a problem with it. It’s as though showing them that their hatred is baseless and unfounded is an assault on their life.

(via stfuconservatives)